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The Essential Guide to Gainesville, GA

A larger Atlanta suburb with a small-town feel, Gainesville, GA sits directly on the scenic Lake Lanier and at the bottom of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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Whether you’re into the North Georgia scenery or still being close to the city, Gainesville has so much to experience. Hike in the surrounding North Georgia mountains, experience lake life on Lake Lanier, or visit the best orchards or vineyards.

Georgia Foothills Wine Trail

The foothills of Georgia are surrounded by serene lakes with views of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Dotted throughout the landscape are six wineries and tasting rooms where one can enjoy the fruit of the vine, each with its own style and as different as the wines they produce. 

Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is the premier lake in North Georgia. With almost 700 miles of coastline, you can hike, bike, swim, kayak, camp, and do just about anything you could imagine. Along with several True Ridge properties along the lake, this is the perfect spot to build a home.

Brenau University

Historic Brenau University sits in the heart of Gainesville’s historic downtown. Founded in 1878, this university hosts tons of events throughout the year and takes pride in its small class sizes and supportive learning environment.

Beulah Rucker Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mission of The Educational Foundation and Museum of Beulah Rucker Oliver, Inc., is to memorialize the life of this phenomenal African-American woman through educational and civic activities that enhance the quality of community life.

Northeast Georgia History Center

The Northeast Georgia History Center is dedicated to preserving and sharing the North Georgia regional history and being the community’s pathway to history education. They host a litany of educational programs, community events, exhibits, and highlight historic structures.

Remedy Distillery

Crafted Small Batch Bourbon and Whiskey Distillery in downtown Gainesville, Georgia! Located in downtown Gainesville within sight of the railroad tracks and in a rustic old warehouse, the distillery has its own charm and character. Come by and enjoy the covered patio area and a glass of some great bourbon.

The True Ridge Top-8 for Gainesville, GA

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A picnic at Lake Lanier

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Shop around Gainesville's Historic Downtown


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Follow the Georgia Foothills Wine Trail


Pay homage and a visit to the Beulah Rucker Museum

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Walk the Green Street Historical District

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Go on a public walking art tour


View of Lake Chatuge in North Georgia. Build a Custom Home in North Georgia and get this beautiful view!

Go Boating on Lake Lanier

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Hike the Chatahoochee-Oconee National Forest

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